Educators tell how Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) provides access to auditory communication for individuals who are deaf.
With the increasing demand for computing professionals, it's important that students with disabilities are included in computing courses.
Quorum is an evidence-based programming language. It is designed to be accessible to everyone, in particular to individuals who are blind and use a screen reader technology. It is used by many schools for the blind to teach programming.
There are many strategies that can be used to make programming more accessible to students with various types of disabilities. For example:
Captions make the content in video presentations accessible to individuals who are deaf. They also benefit many other video viewers. Beneficiaries include
Yes. Screen readers are computer applications that read aloud text, menus, and dialogues that appear on a computer screen. They are commonly used by students who are blind. A related application the text reader is commonly used by students with learning disabilities and other non-visual print disabilities. However, they do not provide the same level of access to items like menus and dialogues that screen readers do.
Deann Shillington, a special education teacher at Canfield Middle School in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho identified a need for intensive, direct instruction in basic skills to help improve her students' math performance. Ms. Shillington wanted to capitalize on the benefits that computer programs have to offer. In collaboration with DO-IT's AccessSTEM project, she acquired computers and a LCD projector.
Some individuals with disabilities require assistive technology (AT) in order to access computers. Hundreds of Windows AT third-party products are available, making it possible for almost anyone to use Windows® applications, regardless of their disabilities. The Microsoft® Windows® operating systems also provides a core set of basic accessibility features and AT applications, which can be deployed on all computers in a computer lab or classroom without additional cost.